Think about that," Mr. Obama said Monday, speaking from the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. "This isn't about me. This isn't about politics.
Well, we showed yesterday by headlines that it is in fact all about Obama. But wait, here is the rest of the story:
A telling episode recounted by Senate Finance ranking member Charles Grassley reveals the Obama administration might be more worried than they are letting on that a Republican senator's comparison of the healthcare overhaul to Waterloo might be dangerously close to the truth.
Grassley said he spoke with a Democratic House member last week who shared Obama's bleak reaction during a private meeting to reports that some factions of House Democrats were lining up to stall or even take down the overhaul unless leaders made major changes.
"Let's just lay everything on the table," Grassley said. "A Democrat congressman last week told me after a conversation with the president that the president had trouble in the House of Representatives, and it wasn't going to pass if there weren't some changes made ... and the president says, 'You're going to destroy my presidency.' "
Gee, sounds like a little bit of cult of personality to me, reminds me of Bubba lamenting his Presidency or Jimmy the Worst President Ever blaming everything on the Jews or on some other conspiracy.
Someone get the Thug in Chief a hanky.
Allahpundit has more insight:
Consider this a complete vindication of DeMint’s point, which Obama pretended to take such offense at, that if the GOP defeats ObamaCare “it will be his Waterloo, it will break him…” Evidently The One couldn’t agree more, and with good reason. If he can’t deliver on his centerpiece policy goal with bulletproof majorities in Congress, not only will it haunt him in 2012 but he’ll have to reconsider the public’s appetite for the whole Hopenchange/Great Society agenda.
Referring to Jim DeMint saying that healthcare will be Barry the King's Waterloo. Well, gee, looking at our previous stories from today, it is appearing more and more that indeed, the tide may be a-turning.....
HOWEVER....now is NOT the time to relax...keep the pressure on...keep calling those spoiled oligarchs in Washington...Call your state reps and state senators and tell them you want your state's sovereignty respected and don't want the state to take over medicare costs. Keep on it.